Catellani & Smith, ‘lighting nature’ for I Maestri del Paesaggio 27.09.2017
At sunset, when reality blends with dream, Giardino Tresoldi awakens to the delicate “sound” of a confidential conversation between light and nature. Catellani & Smith has aimed at recreating this sort of fascinating dialogue between the two elements within the historic location of Giardino Tresoldi, on the occasion of the seventh edition of the event I Maestri del Paesaggio. This year again, the charming city of Bergamo Alta has hosted renowned landscape archistars from all over the world and international landscape gardening specialists, who have been invited to reflect on ‘Cool Landscape‘, the theme of the event and connecting thread of exhibitions, installations, land art itineraries, which had been suggested by Dutch landscape architect Lodewijk Baljon.
Its first collection of outdoor lamps has been the protagonist of Catellani & Smith installation, designed by Guido Parenzan and Maurizio Quargnale and housed in the small ‘jewel’ overlooking Via Colleoni, the road that connects Piazza Vecchia with Piazza Mascheroni. The Outdoor collection has been designed to recreate the same warmth and atmosphere of indoor lights, even in green spaces. This explains why the thin stems of Syphasera, holding their brightening tips, seem to ‘grow’ spontaneously and multiply into the dense vegetation of the garden, a wild and mysterious environment where lighting and natural elements represent an extraordinary example of balance and interaction, to offer a sensory, almost magical experience to the visitors. Syphasera is a potentially infinite range of customizable lighting sources – available for installation on the ground or in a pot, or even in water – which are able to create a unique and evocative atmosphere and, when they are switched off, to blend in with the surrounding natural environment.
Lighting design: Guido Parenzan and Maurizio Quargnale
Green area design: Valter Angeli
Green area suppliers: Erbe e Fiori, Cremezzano di San Paolo (BS) / Flora Conservation, Pavia